Building a Low-Carbon Community

OUR GOAL

To minimize the environmental impact of housing development in Squamish by discouraging the use of high-carbon energy sources used in residential
construction.

HOW WE CAN GET THERE

We know that homes which use high carbon energy sources such as natural gas produce significantly more greenhouse gas emissions than those with low carbon energy sources, such as electricity.

To limit these emissions, we are proposing a Low Carbon Incentive System that will reduce the permitted maximum size of residential construction by one third if a high carbon energy source is used within the building. Buildings that use only Low Carbon energy sources such as baseboard heaters, heat pumps and electric hot water tanks can build to full size.

WHAT THIS MEANS

WHAT YOU CAN DO

HOW IS LOW CARBON MEASURED AND REGULATED?

 

  

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?

More information about the proposed Low Carbon Incentive System can be found at this project specific webpage.

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